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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2889–2891

Method for suppressing the mirror image in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Chiung-Ting Wu, Ting-Ta Chi, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Yean-Woei Kiang, Chih-Chung Yang, and Chun-Pin Chiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2889-2891 (2011)

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A method, novel to our knowledge, for effective mirror image suppression in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography based on a phase shift between neighboring A-mode scans is demonstrated. By realizing that the phase shifts of the real and mirror images are mutually reversed and assuming that the real image intensities of the two successive A-mode scans are the same, we can solve a set of two coupled equations to obtain the real image signals. The images based on the scanning of a high-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography system are processed to show effective mirror image suppression results. Compared with a similar method of broad application, our approach has the advantages of shorter process time and higher flexibility in selecting the concerned image portions for processing.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2011
Published: July 26, 2011

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Chiung-Ting Wu, Ting-Ta Chi, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Yean-Woei Kiang, Chih-Chung Yang, and Chun-Pin Chiang, "Method for suppressing the mirror image in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 36, 2889-2891 (2011)

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